A well set back detached 4 bedroom chalet bungalow offering versatile accommodation set within ½ acre garden grounds and additional acre paddock with fine south facing views looking over the Brede valley and beyond to the sea.
• Entrance Hallway
• Living Room
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Bedroom 4 / Dining Room
• Sun Room
• Ground Floor Master Bedroom with Ensuite Shower /WC
• Ground floor WC
• Ground floor Bathroom
• Conservatory / Dining Room
• Two Further First Floor Double Bedrooms with Ensuite Shower /WC
• Attached Garage
• Wrap Around Private Garden approx. ½ acre
• External Laundry Room and Potting Shed
• Off Street Parking
• Stunning Rural Views of Brede Valley and beyond to the Sea
• Additional attached 1 acre paddock
St Margarets to be a charming detached chalet bungalow dating back to the mid 1950’s that has more recently been converted into the roof. The property is of brick construction, with a mix of single and double glazed timber casement windows, beneath a pitched tiled roof.
The property is approached from Dumbwomans Lane over a gravel driveway that leads up to a central front door that opens into an entrance hallway. From the entrance hall stairway there is access to a front bedroom with bay window and ensuite shower, washbasin and WC. Behind this is the rear reception room with west facing bay window and a central feature fireplace with wood burner. Accessed off the reception room is a south facing sun room with distant views and an access door leading out into the garden, while at the other end of the reception room is access into a rear hallway. A ground floor WC and separate bathroom with panel bath and pedestal washbasin are situated off the rear hallway along with a second ground floor bedroom with double aspect windows. An access door leads from the rear hallway into the kitchen / breakfast room that is also accessed from the entrance hallway. The kitchen / breakfast room comprises a mix of cream shaker wall and base units with laminate worktops and integrated fridge / freezer, dishwasher, eye level electric oven and ceramic hob. A coal fired Rayburn provides additional cooking as well as a supplementary heating source for the hot water supply. French doors lead from the entrance hallway way into a conservatory / dining room with south facing aspect and at the end French doors leading out into the garden.
A central staircase leads from the hallway up to a first floor landing off which are a further two double bedrooms with east facing dormer windows and ensuite shower room/WC’s.
Externally the property is accessed from Dumbwomans Lane via a gravel driveway providing off street parking for up to four vehicles as well as providing access to the attached single garage. To the north of the property is a timber framed store shed and laundry room with stainless steel sink and plumbing and space for washing machine and dryer
The property sits in the middle of a generous lawn garden interspersed with a range of fruit trees including plums and apples and walnut trees. To the west of the residential curtilage of the property is an additional acre paddock that can be accessed from the garden as well as via a separate field access gate leading off from Dumbwomans Lane.
St Margarets is situated down a country lane called Dumbwomans Lane approximately 1.5 miles from the centre of the Cinque Port town of Rye, with its pretty cobbled streets and period buildings that offers a good range of amenities; a selection of shops, local inns and restaurants and many sporting opportunities. The sea side town of Hastings is approximately 12 miles distant offering further shopping and recreational facilities while further afield are the market towns of Battle and Ashford with its large McAthur Glen designer outlet retail park. Leisure activities in the area include local thriving tennis, sailing, and links golf clubs as well as opportunities for riding, and kite surfing on the nearby Camber Sands Beach, fishing from Winchelsea Beach and walking in the surrounding countryside.
There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area including Vinehall, St Ronan’s, Claremont, Buckswood, and Cranbrook. Icklesham has a village primary school, and Rye and Hastings offer state secondary schools.
Travel and Transport:
Rye train station, approximately 1.5 miles distant, offers direct links to the high-speed service from Ashford to London St. Pancras (37 minutes), and link to Eurostar trains from Ashford International. The M20 can be joined at Ashford via the A259 and A2070 with connections to the M25 and Dover Ferry Port.
Services: Mains Water Meter, Private Drainage, Mains Electricity
Broadband Speed: Up t0 67 Mbps (Source Ofcom)
Mobile Coverage: 3G & 4G on EE, Vodafone, Three and O2
Council Tax: Currently Band E
Local Authority: Rother District Council Tel: 01424 787000
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with agents – Anderson Hacking on 01797 224852.
From our offices in Cinque Ports Street proceed west along Cinque Ports Street and turn right into Ferry Rd (B2089) towards Udimore. Continue over the level crossing and proceed for approximately 1.5 miles on Udimore Road, then turn left into Dumbwomans Lane and St Margarets is the first house on the right hand side.